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  1. Support System.IO APIs for SkyDrive's Smart Files

    Filed on behalf of our customers.

    As described in this blog post [1], SkyDrive has a notion of smart files [2] which aren't directly accessible using the regular System.IO APIs, such as File.Open. We provided sample code [3] that shows how one can write code that handle smart files correctly.

    But to quote our customer:

    It would be helpful for Microsoft to provide a full blown solution to this which maps all key methods in System.IO such as File.Copy, File.Move etc. to their WinRT API equivalents. This issue is starting to crop up on support forums as it has caught…

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      0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Force Rebuild File Option For --DATE-- --TIME-- Macros

      I timestamp my builds with a macro, but this only works if that binary file is rebuild. There should be a per file option to force the rebuild of a file, similar to how there exists an `Exclude From Build` option in VS2012.

      QString datetime;
      datetime.sprintf("Build date: %s @ %s\n",__DATE__, __TIME__);
      text.append(datetime);

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        0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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          0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Improve IntelliSense tooltip for make_shared/make_unique/emplace_back/etc

          With the new C++11/14 support, and use of all the perfect forwarding functions, the tooltip with help for parameters to functions have gone lost. Normally while writing a call to a constructor, you would get to see what parameters it takes, and what type they are, etc. Now all you get is an info saying "_Types &&... _Args", or so. IntelliSense should really either have an internal list of functions to treat special, or even better, have a pragma, attribute, or special comment that can be placed at a function to mark it as a perfect forwarding proxy. Maybe something…

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            1 comment  ·  Languages - C++  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Visual Studio Monthly

            I really like the concept that Adobe is going with with their Creative Cloud. Now I can get their entire suite for $50/month. Before, this was unobtainable for me. Logos Bible Systems is the same way. I pay $40/month for some amazing software with massive amounts of resources. What I like is that these programs sit on MY machine rather than in the cloud. I don't have to worry about whether my browser is not wanting to respond or whatever. What if Cloud Basic became basically Visual Studio Express and Cloud Professional became Visual Studio Professional (for $45/month) with a…

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              0 comments  ·  Cloud  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Give Feedback From Direct Manipulation In ScrollViewer

              Currently, the only way to have a Panel scroll smoothly is to use the ScrollViewer. However, because the ScrollViewer uses the Direct Manipulation API, you cannot feed manipulation events down to any child controls as they are getting totally absorbed within Direct Manipulation code inside ScrollViewer.
              Therefore, if you want to detect horizontal swipe manipulations in a Vertical scrolling ScrollViewer (for a custom ListView Item horizontal sliding animation implementation for example) it simply cannot be done. Once your scrolling, nothing else inside can react to user input.

              Can you not simply pass manipulation delta information to child elements within the…

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                0 comments  ·  Windows 8 Apps  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Allow custom font rasterize in Visual Studio text editor

                For some of us, we love Mactype - the font rasterizer that render nice and smooth font (similar to Mac).

                However Visual Studio text editor component is written using WPF and at the current moment, MacType do not support it. The dev team of MacType seem to ignore this problem.

                Can we have the technical details how to override the font rendering in VS text editor so that we can continue enhancing MacType ? Or best if Visual Studio Team can allow custom font rasterizing in text-editor.

                With MacType, Eclipse code look perfect. Please see the different between Eclipse and…

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                  1 comment  ·  Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Hide any dockable property boxes, explorers in code view

                  As shown in the attached screen shot, the docked windows/explorers not usable in the code editor and consuming screen space not contributing much. If they disappear automatically, the programmer gets more space to type and see the code. Excluding the ones that are required even in code editor (like solution explorer) others should automatically disappear when programmer switch to code view.

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                    0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Add option to show graph in Commits view of Team Foundation Server.

                    As per `git log --graph`, or [Git Extensions' commit log viewer] [1], or [github's network graph viewer] [2].

                    Ideally, the History viewer in Visual Studio would also be updated to show a graph view.

                    This is very useful for branch-heavy workflows.

                    [1]: http://gitextensions.googlecode.com/files/commitlog205.png
                    [2]: https://github.com/blog/39-say-hello-to-the-network-graph-visualizer

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                    • Edit & Continue: Allow the modification of lambdas and anonymous methods

                      This has been split from https://visualstudio.uservoice.com/admin/forums/121579-visual-studio/suggestions/2035769-make-edit-and-continue-work-more-globally.

                      Edit and Continue has always been a staple of Visual Studio development; it's one of the most important features that make it better than other IDEs. In 2002, Visual Studio .Net came out, and didn't have Edit and Continue, which made it very hard to use. In 2003, the new version had Edit and Continue and I was jubilant.

                      Enable edit and continue for lambda changes; that might mean that you even have to allow edit and continue to add new methods, but that should be possible using light-weight code generation.

                      (Filed on…

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                        9 comments  ·  Debugger  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                        Hi,

                        You can now evaluate lambda expression starting with Visual Studio 2015 Preview http://www.visualstudio.com/en-us/downloads/visual-studio-2015-downloads-vs

                        For more information, please, read: Support for debugging lambda expressions with Visual Studio 2015
                        http://blogs.msdn.com/b/visualstudioalm/archive/2014/11/12/support-for-debugging-lambda-expressions-with-visual-studio-2015.aspx

                        We are currently working on edit and continue support for Lambdas. I can’t give you an exact time frame as we are quality driven, but we’ll ship it as soon as it is ready so please keep following our 2015 announcements.
                        There will also be an update on the related UserVoice item: https://visualstudio.uservoice.com/forums/121579-visual-studio/suggestions/4079440-edit-continue-allow-the-modification-of-lambda

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                        Thanks for sharing this suggestion with us and for using Visual Studio!
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                      • Improve interactive loading syntax.

                        #r and #load are passed in a limited fashion, cannot provide things like #r __SOURCE_DIRECTORY__ + "some.dll"

                        I would like to see support at the language level for treating #load and #r a functions. This will make it much easier to implement modular functionality into FSI, which currently doesn't support such a feature (F# Compiler.Services cannot load an assembly into the current FSI session without serious messing around)

                        e.g.
                        ["/a.dll"; "/b.dll"]
                        |> Seq.map ( (+) __SOURCE_DIRECTORY__)
                        |> Seq.map ( (#r) )

                        or load on demand for scripts

                        let loadPlugin (name : string (* where name is .fsx *)) =
                        #load…

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                          0 comments  ·  Languages - F# Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • "Build even if nothing has changed since the previous build" Check box confusing

                          When scheduling a build and not selecting the "Build even if nothing has changed since the previous build" checkbox, the build will run if source changes have been checked in since its last *scheduled* build.

                          That is, in this scenario:

                          1. We setup a daily build for 6 PM.
                          2. The daily build runs at 6 PM on Monday.
                          3. Tuesday morning Bob checks something in and then manually runs the build.
                          4. Nothing happens for the rest of the day.

                          I expect no build will run Tuesday night. In fact, it does. This is confusing.

                          Ask:
                          Either change TFS…

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                          • Create a 'DisableDefaultMouseOverEffect' Property for WPF Buttons

                            Search Google or Bing for: "WPF Disable Default Button Mouseover Effect" and there hundreds of posts about how to disable the default mouse over effect.

                            Everyone of the answers involve creating custom templates, overriding styles and lots of work, to do what should be optional.

                            Collectively I would bet the WPF developers have wasted over 100,000 hours on this problem alone.

                            I do not prefer WPF, but if I have to use it, please make it a productive experience.

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                              0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Half-height blank lines (and those of only brackets) and more: an advanced viewer and editor

                              yeah mainly visual things.
                              there are several features that i'd like to see.

                              start from details.
                              brackets that takes whole lines waste the height of the screen. also empty lines are for better view but one whole line is still too much.why not automatically display them with only half, or even smaller height?
                              just like the margin of <p>.

                              then more detailed global font & style settings.
                              like line spacing, character spacing (for example, i like Lucida Console 7pt, with 1 pixel extra character spacing, like how it looks in Dev-Cpp (because it keeps fixed-width while some highlight elements uses…

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                                0 comments  ·  Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Datetimes in Diagnostics - Search should be in users time zone

                                When i look at logs, i dont want to think about time zones.

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                                  0 comments  ·  Application Insights  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • GIT Merge with --no-ff

                                  Please allow the user to change the default merge behavior in the Team Explorer GIT extension. At the moment it is not possibly to work with a branching model like this: http://nvie.com/posts/a-successful-git-branching-model/ because it is necessary to merge branches with the --no-ff flag. Please provide us an option with no fast forward merge.

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                                    1 comment  ·  Extension  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • C++ CLI support for optional parameters for using in C#

                                    in C++ CLI is possible to define an optional parameter like

                                    public void ProvaDefaults([Optional, DefaultParameterValue(true)] bool value)

                                    but in this way the compiler don't use the DefaultParameterValue for setting the correct default value in the metadata (II.15.4.1.4 The .para m directive) that is visible in C#

                                    so in C# the deault parameter is visible but only with the system default value (in the sample reported it is false instead of the wanted true)

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                                      1 comment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • service reference for windows phone app 8.1

                                      We used a IIS server tu publish services
                                      our windows phone 8 app used to use theses services
                                      It's no longer possible whith windows phone 8.1 app (in visual studio 2013)... Why ?
                                      this mean to re-write the entire app using httpclient ... :(

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                                        0 comments  ·  Windows 8 Apps  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Provide non-default value initializatoin for arrays in C#

                                        Can we please have the ability to assign a non-default(0) value to array elements in C#. When I look at the cost of array construction, I see varied results, sometimes it is comparable to the cost of a loop, 400,000 - 1,200,000 ticks for a 1024x1024 float array[,]. Other-times it seems to drop right down to about 2000 ticks. I can only explain this by the runtime either having knowledge about whether chunks of memory have already been set to zero, or else initialization is using memcpy or some such mechanism under the hood to set zero. I would guess…

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                                          0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Add compiler error when custom Web[Test/Request]Plugin property is set on any webtests but the property has been removed from the class.

                                          Let's say that you have a custom WebTestRequest class, called MyWebTestRequestPlugin

                                          And MyWebTestRequestPlugin has property called Count

                                          Let's say that you add a MyWebTestRequestPlugin to a request on your webtest. And you set Count to 1,000

                                          You build your test and run
                                          And then sometime later, it is decided that Count is no longer needed.

                                          You remove it from the plugin class but not the calls on the webtest.

                                          You run the webtest and everything is fine.

                                          There's a loadTest which has a call to your WebTest.

                                          You go and run this and it crashes now and you get no…

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                                            0 comments  ·  Performance  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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